- Buyers Guide
Vaunix Technology Corp., a designer and manufacturer of RF and microwave test equipment and communications products, has announced the introduction of its newest Lab Brick® product line, the LMS series of Synthesized Signal Generators. The first two models released are the LMS-802 and LMS-103 covering 4 to 8 GHz and 5 to 10 GHz, respectively. These full-featured signal generators boast low phase noise, 100 microsecond switching time and 100 Hz frequency resolution. The LMS series extends the capabilities of the Vaunix signal generator portfolio, which are known for their portable size, low power consumption and Universal Serial Bus (USB) compatibility. The LMS series, like the existing LSG series, are compact and easy to use, but they offer more advanced performance and features such as linear frequency sweeping, optional pulse modulation and internal/external triggering.
Each Lab Brick® signal generator measures 4.90 x 3.14 x 1.59 in. (124 x 80 x 40 mm) and weighs less than 1 lb. (0.45 kg). They connect to a host computer by means of a standard USB cable and are controlled via the Graphical User Interface (GUI) software supplied with each unit. The simple GUI features large display windows to quickly view and adjust the signal generator's operating parameters. They are powered and controlled by means of any USB equipped personal computer (PC) or laptop. They can also be run from battery power or from a remote power supply for non-USB embedded or automated applications.
The Lab Brick® signal generator product line now covers 20 MHz to 10 GHz. Standard units deliver +10 dBm output power across their full operating-frequency ranges. Optional output power levels of +13 and +20 dBm are available on most models. The RoHS-compliant signal generators are supplied in rugged cast aluminum housings complete with mounting holes. A detailed programming guide is available to support custom automatic-test-equipment (ATE) applications. In addition, LabVIEW compatible software drivers are also available.